Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Choosing the Best Indoor Putting Green Surface by Steve LaPorte
Many of these are made from polypropylene (olefin) which is very stain resistant and is not discolored from bleach or harsh chemicals. The downside to polypropylene is that the surface is much less durable than nylon and is typically used for outdoor applications or areas around pools or in basements.
Nylon is considered the top of the line when it comes to durability and is the most common for indoor surface applications. Nylon products are very durable and considered very stain resistant.
Some indoor putting greens are made from a very lightweight foam material that actually resembles foam packaging material or the foam swimming pool noodles or floaties that you see in and around pools.
Another type of surface that you may encounter is a felted surface similar to that of a pool table surface. This felt option along with the foam has little to no surface tufts to resemble the real grass blades on an actual golf course. Because of this, the golf ball tends to roll much faster on these particular surfaces. Too fast of surface on a limited size indoor putting green, may create some difficulties for accurate indoor putting practice.
Here at The Original Steve LaPorte Indoor Putting Greens we use a very dense nylon surface for each of our putting green models. This quality nylon surface has a low luster which resembles a wool-like finish giving it a much more elegant look than the shiny plastic materials that are so common.
15 years ago, the very first 5' x 11' indoor putting green that we manufactured as a prototype and for advertising material was then placed in a home between the kitchen and family room and has received constant use in a heavy traffic area. It is still in use today and looks almost as good as it did 15 years ago.
Please take all things into consideration when choosing the right indoor putting green for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our line of putting greens and accessories. Be sure to ask if there are any current specials or coupon codes that could apply to your order.
There are many things to consider when purchasing an indoor putting green, especially if you are looking for surface that will last. Most indoor putting greens are actually made from outdoor artificial turf. These tend to be more tolerant to the elements but less attractive for indoor use. You will typically see a shiny, plastic look to the surface of this type of outdoor material.